The Poster: Michael Owen | From Winning Ballon d'Or to Owning a Horse Racing Empire

A new poster for the wall to show your footballing allegiance. This one is for all the fans of Michael Owen- one of the most prolific goalscorers and the last Englishman to win a Ballon d'Or. Owen's career was plagued by injuries, but he always managed to come back stronger. His determination and passion for the sport are evident in this powerful poster. Perfect for any fan of the game, this poster is a must-have for your collection.


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Poster of Michael Owen

Michael Owen is a name that is synonymous with both world-class football and horse racing. The Englishman has had an illustrious career in both sports, winning accolades and trophies in abundance. Owen’s goals made him one of the most prolific scorers in English football history, and his tenacious playing style endeared him to fans on both sides of the divide.

Michael Owen's career 

At the age of just seven, he was signed by Liverpool FC's youth academy. Owen then began his professional career with Liverpool FC in 1996. He went on to score 157 goals in 296 appearances for the club, winning the FA Cup, League Cup and UEFA Cup. In 2001, he was named FIFA World Player of the Year and won the Ballon d'Or.

In 2003, he moved to Real Madrid where he scored 16 goals in 45 appearances. After one season with Madrid, he returned to England to join Newcastle United. He scored 46 goals in 79 appearances for Newcastle.

In 2009, he joined Manchester United on a two-year contract. He won the Premier League title with United in the 2010/11 season. He retired from professional football in 2013 while playing with Stoke City.

Owen also represented the England national team. He made his senior debut for England in 1998 and went on to score 40 goals in 89 appearances producing some memorable experiences including the hattrick against Germany in 2001 and that goal against Argentina in the 1998 FIFA World Cup at the age of just 18!

How Michael Owen won the Ballon d'Or in 2001

Michael Owen's individual performances during the 2001 season were nothing short of sensational. He fired Liverpool to a treble of the UEFA Cup, FA Cup and League Cup, and was also named both the PFA Players' Player of the Year and Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year.

His goalscoring exploits at the club level saw him finish the season with an incredible 33 goals in all competitions, including finding the net nine times in just 13 appearances for England. It was no surprise, then, that he was crowned both European Footballer of the Year and World Player of the Year at the age of just 21. To this day, he remains the last Englishman to have won the Ballon d'Or.

It was a truly remarkable achievement for someone so young, and it cemented Michael Owen as one of the greatest players of his generation. Unfortunately, injuries would mar the rest of his career and prevent him from reaching even greater heights. Nevertheless, he will always be remembered as a football legend.

Michael Owen Post Retirement

Since hanging up his boots, Owen moved into new ventures starting his own Sports Management firm for young footballers, became a football pundit and is also a successful horse racing owner and breeder. He set up his own horse racing empire called Manor House Stables in 2014. The stable has had some success and has produced some winning horses. He has since enjoyed considerable success on the track. His horses have won races all over the world, including at Royal Ascot and The Dubai World Cup.

A certified Hall of Famer for Liverpool for his outstanding contribution to the club, he remains one of the most popular figures in English football and is widely respected for his achievements both on and off the pitch.